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    1. AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      AAPL Proxy Statement Tidbits: How Much Each Executive Earned in 2018, the Costs of Flying Private, More

      Apple today filed its definitive proxy statement for 2018 with the SEC. In addition to confirming the date of the annual shareholders meeting, the document offers interesting details on AAPL executive pay for 2018, growth stats, and more. Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip As for AAPL executive pay, Tim Cook earned $15.68 million in 2018, up from the $12.83 million he earned in 2017...

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    2. Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      Oil CEO Trades $4 Million Award for $1,500

      (Bloomberg) -- One of the oil industry’s highest-paid executives is taking a pay cut as his company braces for possibly difficult times ahead after its stock plunged last year. Nabors Industries Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Anthony Petrello agreed to forfeit $4 million in restricted stock in exchange for a symbolic award worth $1,500, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said in a filing on Jan 4. The CEO’s salary is also dropping 10 percent this year to $1.58 million...

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    3. Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans

      Sears is Getting Slammed After Report Says it is Set to Announce its Liquidation Plans
      • Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October.
      • Chairman Eddie Lampert had put forward a $4.4 billion bid to save Sears by buying it out of bankruptcy through his hedge fund ESL Investments.
      • The iconic American retailer has rejected Lampert's bid and is set to announce its liquidation plans Tuesday morning, CNBC reported.
      • Lampert still has a chance to present details of his offer and make the case for renewing efforts to save the retailer, according to Reuters...
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    4. PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk

      PG&E is Tanking After S&P Downgrades it to Junk
      • PG&E's credit rating was cut to junk at S&P Global Ratings, sending shares down more than 10% early Tuesday.
      • The downgrade came as bad news has piled up for PG&E amid its potential liabilities from last year's California wildfires, the credit-rating agency said.
      • On Friday, the utility announced that its board of directors would review the company's management. Meanwhile, a report said PG&E was considering filing for bankruptcy protection...
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    5. Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Former SEC Commissioner Stein Says She’s Proud of Modernization Effort, Frustrated by Lack of Dodd-Frank Progress

      Kara Stein, the departing commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, told MarketWatch she was focused during her five-and-a-half years as a regulator on bringing the regulator into the digital age. Her efforts have paid off with initiatives like the consolidated audit trail that she says will make a computerized marketplace more resilient to shocks...

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    6. Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank

      Tensions are Flaring Between Barclays and a Corporate Raider, Who's Agitating to Grab More Control of the British Bank
      • Corporate raider Edward Bramson is agitating for more control of Barclays and is maneuvering to change the composition of the company's board of directors.
      • The latest gambit by Bramson comes after Barclays rebuffed his effort to become a non-executive director.
      • Bramson's hedge fund Sherborne Investors holds a more than 5% in Barclays and has been lobbying for cuts to its investment bank...
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    7. Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Shares Rise After Activist Investor Takes a Stake, Makes Nominations for the Board

      Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR, +2.35% shares rose 3.2% in Monday premarket trading after Starboard Value LP announced its nominations for the retailer's board. Starboard has taken a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree, valued at about $370 million, and is seeking a majority stake in the 12-person board, according to The Wall Street Journal...

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    8. Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      Incentive Pay Makes Top US CEOs and CFOs Best Paid in World, According to First-Ever Global 250 Compensation Survey

      NEW YORK , Jan. 7, -- CEOs and CFOs of the largest US global companies are paid more than counterparts around the world because they earn larger incentive compensation based on performance, according to the inaugural 2018 Global Top 250 Compensation Survey of CEOs and CFOs from FW Cook, Inc., FIT Remuneration Consultants LLP and Pretium Partners Asia Limited...

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    9. Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist Investor Starboard Takes Stake in Dollar Tree, Seeks Changes

      Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a stake in Dollar Tree Inc. and is pushing the retailer to sell its Family Dollar business and tweak its pricing model, according to people familiar with the matter. The New York hedge fund has a 1.7% stake in Dollar Tree DLTR, +2.35% worth roughly $370 million and is also seeking majority control of the company’s 12-person board, the people said...

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    10. HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      HBC Climbs After Chairman Buys Stake From Ontario Teachers' at 29% Premium

      Hudson’s Bay Co. Chairman Richard Baker boosted his holding in the struggling retailer, buying Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board’s stake at a 29 per cent premium from Thursday’s close. An entity controlled by Baker agreed to pay $9.45 a share for the 9.8 per cent stake, valuing the deal at $169.7 million, according to a statement Friday. Baker said in the statement that his “significant ownership” demonstrates his commitment to the retailer, which also owns Saks Fifth Avenue...

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    11. Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Threat for not Warning Investors About Tanking iPhone Demand

      Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Threat for not Warning Investors About Tanking iPhone Demand
      • A New York law firm is garnering support for a shareholder lawsuit against Apple.
      • That's after the company issued a shock revenue warning on Wednesday.
      • Bernstein Liebhard said Apple CEO Tim Cook can't reconcile his November optimism about iPhone sales in China with Wednesday's warning, where he blamed China's slowing economy for poorer-than-expected sales.
      • Apple has been ignoring the bigger reality about smartphones, which is that demand is slowing and they have become commoditised...
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    12. The Average Hedge Fund Lost 6.7 Percent in 2018

      The Average Hedge Fund Lost 6.7 Percent in 2018

      Ex-Goldman Sachs partner still believes in cryptocurrency Hedge funds are thrilled to see 2018 in their rear-view mirrors. As year-end returns for high-profile activist hedgies like Dan Loeb, David Einhorn and Bill Ackman trickle in, early fears about hedge fund returns getting clipped are being realized. “It’s been a tough year for active managers,” Don Steinbrugge, chief executive of hedge fund consultancy Agecroft Partners, told The Post...

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    13. Apple's Surprise Warning to Shareholders Marks the First Time the Company has Had to do this in 16 Years

      Apple's Surprise Warning to Shareholders Marks the First Time the Company has Had to do this in 16 Years
      • Apple told investors on Wednesday to expect revenue from its holiday quarter to be around 8% lower than previously anticipated.
      • CEO Tim Cook largely blamed weak iPhone sales, "primarily" in China. The company saw its stock plunge in after-hours trading and when the market opened on Thursday.
      • The last time Apple made such a shocking announcement was in 2002, years before the introduction of the iPhone...
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    14. Bristol-Myers Squibb is Buying Celgene in a $74 Billion Deal

      Bristol-Myers Squibb is Buying Celgene in a $74 Billion Deal
      • Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to acquire Celgene, the drugmakers announced Thursday in a deal valued at $74 billion.
      • The deal will pay Celgene shareholders one BMS share and $50 cash for each Celgene share they own.
      • The deal combines a massive pharmaceutical company with a biotech giant, both of which have a big presence in cancer drug development...
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    15. MDC Shareholder Calls For Meeting To Replace Three Board Directors

      MDC Shareholder Calls For Meeting To Replace Three Board Directors

      MDC Partners shareholder FrontFour Capital has turned up the heat in its attempt to shake up the beleaguered holding company's board as it continues to search for a new CEO and explores a possible sale.

      FrontFour — which says it owns more than 5 percent of voting securities of MDC, making it one of the largest shareholders of the holding company, it claims — sent a letter to MDC on Dec. 31 ...

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    16. Court Extends Detention for Nissan Ex-Chair Ghosn by 10 Days

      Court Extends Detention for Nissan Ex-Chair Ghosn by 10 Days

      TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall. Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for two decades and helped save the Japanese automaker from near bankruptcy, was arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of falsifying financial reports...

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